Now that the holidays are over, and the craziness and excitement of the season is starting to wind down, you may be looking back over that beautiful jewelry you got as a gift. With that, you might be thinking about how you need to get it appraised for insurance purposes or resized. Whichever it is, locating a Maryland jeweler is the first step to either of these.
What Is Jewelry Appraisal?
An appraisal analyzes a piece of jewelry, assesses its quality, and assigns value to it. Fine jewelry is both a financial and emotional investment and St. John’s Jewelers recommends insurance coverage in case of damage, theft, or loss.
Jewelry appraisals generally cover the visible, measurable, and analyzable data about the item (weight, accouterments, markings).
How to Find a Trustworthy Maryland Jeweler and Appraiser
Discovering a dependable appraiser isn’t always cut and dry. Some general qualities to look for in an appraiser include gemological credentials and experience. It’s pivotal to ask for credentials when you pay for an appraisal. A Graduate Gemologist degree from the GIA or its equal is considered necessary for insurance purposes. A broad range of experience leads to more knowledgeable appraisers.
It also helps to look at their reputation. If the appraiser is good and trustworthy you will be able to see that through many positive reviews. If they are bad, people will put that in reviews as well. Google reviews are one of the most informative resources for Maryland jeweler reviews.
Make sure to work with reputable jewelers like St. John’s Jewelers with transparent information on their repair process, care, and practices so you get the results you want.
Get Help from A Maryland Jeweler
Get in touch with St. John’s Jewelers today. We’re a top Maryland jeweler that can help you with all your appraisal and resizing requirements. We also offer other top-quality services.